I have been working with Kaweah in her apprenticeship program, and have had excellent experiences with her so far. She has been kind, giving, and has also given me the right amount of space for me to learn from my own experience and spirit.
As part of my apprenticeship, I visited Kaweah in Phoenix, for healing and to attend a drum circle and sweat lodge. I received truly profound healings from her. She is a very powerful and experienced shaman and walks and works with grace, confidence, and the love of spirit. She helped with retrieving a missing soul piece that had been gone since my first traumatic experience at age 7, around 21 years ago. With my "sweet girl" back, I feel full, to the brim, and beyond. I have a confidence and peace that I haven't known for most of my life. My mind, is quiet, and restful. I also have access to my anger again, and the fire that burns in my belly burns for truth, justice, and for the healing of myself and the world. It feels wonderful. I feel like I have all of me back. Additionally, the healing that I received in the sweat lodge was deeply meaningful and purifying. I didn't want to leave the womb of mother earth! It was an honor to get to attend a sweat from the Lakota tradition, and Kaweah was so kind, gentle, humorous, playful, powerful, and deeply spiritual--she made me and the other newbies feel so welcomed and made sure we all had a meaningful and safe experience. I feel very blessed to have been invited to such a sacred ceremony and have shared the space with her and the other participants. Additionally, although Kaweah had invited me to a drum circle, no one else arrived. So, she instead offered me additional one-on-one instruction. Through this instruction I learned new methods and levels of shamanism for my practice. It was an intense, powerful, and deeply meaningful series of initiations in my visit with Kaweah, and she has changed my life, and I am eternally grateful.